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SipSizzurp
Fo' Shizzle
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join:2005-12-28
Houston, TX
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reply to StuartMW

Re: SpyBot Heads UP

Sorry for the somewhat mis-information. It happened because I did a manual update of the signatures. If you forget to un-check the "Immunization Database" on the list of items to update then Spybot will tell you to be sure and re-apply immunization ( even though it is a fresh install that was never immunized ). Clicking "OK" on that message immediately immunizes the host file.

That must be what happened on the machine I'm fixing. I remember being surprised that it downloaded the immunizations even though I thought I had un-checked that download. And, it is just a half a meg, not a half a gig ( 433 KB ). Sorry, I need another cup of coffee.



StuartMW
Who Is John Galt?
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Galt's Gulch
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said by SipSizzurp:

Clicking "OK" on that message immediately immunizes the host file.

I just made a similar mistake because I clicked Immunize (per Juggernaut See Profile's post) and although I got a warning about an open browser clicking OK did an immunize. I immediately did an Undo but it left a process running anyway. Killed that with maximum prejudice At least it didn't touch my Hosts file.
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SipSizzurp
Fo' Shizzle
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Houston, TX
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said by StuartMW:

I immediately did an Undo but it left a process running anyway. Killed that with maximum prejudice At least it didn't touch my Hosts file.

You should run Deep Freeze on your own machine like I do. Re-boot and yer computer is then in the same exact condition it was 3 years ago. Nice and fast with no Windows Rott accumulations to slow it down, and down, and down.


StuartMW
Who Is John Galt?
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Galt's Gulch
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I have my own method of restoring stuff.

FYI hitting "Immunize" installed the SDWinSecService. Using

sc delete SDWinSecService
 

nuked that from orbit (it's the only way to be sure) :D

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Don't feed trolls--it only makes them grow!